Genre Guesstimation – Empire Records (1995)

The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s Genre was chosen by Kim of Tranquil Dreams and she chose teenage/high school romance movies as the Genre for June.

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Teenage/high school romance movies…

empire records“Damn the man. Save the Empire.” – Mark

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Jun 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A day in the life of workers at an independent record store that is on the verge of being sold to a national chain.

My Take on it – There are certain movies that I have heard a bit about, but never really had much of an urge or any encouragement to seek out.

This movie fits that category very well.

The characters fit so well with the story and you feel like you are right there with them.

The music is amazingly chosen and works so well within the context of the movie both whether it is onscreen or just an overlaying track.

The cast is filled with many up and coming actors and its crazy to believe that they were all so young once upon a time.

It actually gives the movie an aura of nostalgia.

I could empathize with the issues that the characters had and felt like I understood them with whatever they went through.

It seemed to me that they must have had a hellava time making this movie which made it even more enjoyable to watch.

This is a great movie and I’m so disappointed that it took me this long to finally see what it’s all about.

Another one that I can’t wait to see again!!

Bottom Line – Great characters, storyline and above all music make this so worthwhile to watch. Excellent cast of young and upcoming actors makes this film seem nostalgic despite it being only 20 years old. Really could feel for the characters and all of their issues. Looks like they had so much fun making this. I really can’t believe that I never saw this beforehand. Highly recommended

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – A sign by the register that says “Have a nice daze” shows the logo for Dazed and Confused (1993). Rory Cochrane, who plays Lucas, played Slater in Dazed and Confused. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Most Definitely!! I can’t believe I have never seen this gem beforehand!

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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